Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932

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U.S. Army colonel, member of the 110th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.

From the description of Order book, 1862-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865946

Joseph Warren Keifer was a Union officer in the 110th Ohio Regiment.

From the description of Joseph Warren Keifer letters, 1862-1864. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 297452632

American soldier.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ohio, to President Hayes, 1878 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489699

Lawyer, banker, army officer, and U.S. representative from Ohio.

From the description of Papers of Joseph Warren Keifer, 1850-1865 (bulk 1861-1865). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066318

From the description of Letters to his wife, [microform] Sept. 3, 1862-Dec. 31, 1864. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 66771042

From the description of Letters to RBH [microform]. 1871-1892. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 66773994

Biographical Note

  • 1836, Jan. 30: Born, Clark County, Ohio
  • 1858: Admitted to the bar; practiced law in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1860: Married Eliza Stout
  • 1861: Enlisted, United States Army Major, Third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
  • 1862: Colonel, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
  • 1864: Brigader General, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
  • 1865: Mustered out of army Resumed law practice
  • 1868 - 1869 : Member, Ohio State Senate
  • 1876: Delegate, Republican national convention
  • 1877 - 1885 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1898 - 1899 : Major General, United States Army
  • 1900: Published Slavery and Four Years of War (New York: Putnam. 2 vols.)
  • 1905 - 1911 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1911: Addressed Conference on Universal Peace, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1932, Apr. 22: Died, Springfield, Ohio

From the guide to the Joseph Warren Keifer Papers, 1850-1865, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Joseph Warren Keifer (1836-1932), Civil War soldier, Ohio congressman, and Speaker of the House, was reared on his father's farm in Ohio. He attended Antioch College and, after admission to the bar, began the practice of law in Springfield, Ohio, in 1858.

After only a few years in the law, he enlisted in the Union army in April 1861. Keifer won successive promotions for his service in campaigns in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. By April 1865 he had fought in twenty-seven battles and had been commissioned as a major general. Keifer was wounded four times in the course of the war, most severely at the Battle of the Wilderness.

At the war's end, he returned to Springfield, where he resumed his law practice, and served in the Ohio state senate. In 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati and was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he first served from 1877 to 1885. He was Speaker of the House for the Forty-seventh Congress (1881-1883). Keifer returned to active army service in 1898 and 1899 as a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War. Later he was commander-in-chief of the Spanish War Veterans. Between 1905 and 1911 he again served in the House of Representatives. The length and variety of his military and political service brought Keifer into contact with many of the notable figures in the period between the Civil War and the' First World War. For more than fifty years he served as a trustee of Antioch College. J. Warren Keifer married Eliza Stout in 1860, and they had four children. Keifer died in Springfield, Ohio, on 22 April 1932, one of the last of the surviving Union generals.

From the guide to the J. Warren Keifer Papers, 1858-1929, 1881-1883, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Cantwell, John Simon. Papers, 1804-1907. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Letters to his wife, [microform] Sept. 3, 1862-Dec. 31, 1864. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
creatorOf Keifer, J. Warren. Papers, 1865 April 6. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Joseph Warren Keifer letters, 1862-1864. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf J. Warren Keifer Papers, 1858-1929, 1881-1883 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932,. Autograph letter signed from J. Warren Keifer, Springfield, Ohio, to Isaac Hull Platt, Bryn Mawr [manuscript], 1904 January 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Order book, 1862-1863. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Papers of Joseph Warren Keifer, 1850-1865 (bulk 1861-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. The J. Warren Keifer collection of pamphlets, 1869-1882. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Joseph Warren Keifer Papers, 1850-1865 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bickham, Charles G. [Bickham collection] 1728-1949 1860-1902. Dayton Metro Library
referencedIn White, Frank (Frank E.). Papers, [2008]. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Levering, John, 1826-. Recollections of the Civil War, 1861-66, 1884-1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ohio, to President Hayes, 1878 Oct. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Letters to RBH [microform]. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Bickham Papers, 1728-1949, 1860-1902 Dayton Metro Library
referencedIn Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921 1915 November 9 Letter. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Walcutt, Charles Carroll, 1838-1898. Autograph letter signed : Columbus, Ohio, to President Grant, 1876 Apr. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. Papers, 1876 July 26. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Moore, William R., 1834-1864. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
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associatedWith Bickham, William Dennison, 1827-1894 person
associatedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 person
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 person
associatedWith Cantwell, John Simon. person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
associatedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893, person
associatedWith Keefer family. family
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associatedWith Keifer, Eliza Stout, d. 1899. person
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associatedWith Levering, John, 1826- person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931 person
associatedWith Moore, William R., 1834-1864. person
associatedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928 person
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associatedWith Potts, Benjamin F., 1836-1887. person
associatedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Sherman, John, 1823-1900 person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
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Kentucky
Alabama
Moorefield (W. Va.)
West Virginia
Tennessee
Virginia
Geprgia
United States
United States
Geprgia
United States
Ohio
Tennessee
United States
United States
Winchester (Va.)
Virginia
Alabama
United States
Virginia
Kentucky
Virginia
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Legislators--United States
Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863
Politics, government and public administration
Military history
Copperhead movement
Civil War (U.S.)
Winchester, 3rd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864
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Lawyers
Bankers
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Army officers
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Ohio
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Birth 1836-01-30

Death 1932-04-22

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